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what do i do if i poked myself in the eye and it still hurts after an hour

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Evaluation: What did the poking? Something that could penetrate the eye? Is the vision disturbed? Are you seeing light flashes or floaters? Is there bleeding? ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
23 years experience Family Medicine
Ice, acetaminophen: An ice pack or cool compress (if you don't have one, just grab anything cold out of the freezer and wrap it in a towel), and Acetaminophen (tylenol (a ... Read More
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Dr. Jay Bradley
18 years experience LASIK Surgery
Abrasion: Try frequent artificial tears and ointment. If persistent symptoms, call an eye doctor.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
No.: You need an eye exam. Sometimes you can superficially scratch the surface of your eye and it heals within 24 hours. Continued pain signifies a more ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Poked eye: Please contact your nearest Eye doctor - she/he will want to see you and your eye as soon as possible. Hope all goes well!
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Sxs persist see dr.: Cat scratch disease, infection caused by bacteria known as Bartonella henselae. 40% of cats carry the bacteria in saliva at some point in their lives. ... Read More
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Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Checked: Have him checked. There are many structures that could have been damaged, including his cornea and lens. You also want to make sure it didn't puncture ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Isaacs
39 years experience Family Medicine
Poke in the eye: ...With a sharp stick. You should get this checked out, and sooner rather than later, meaning today. It might be something relatively straightforwa ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Go to eye dr: Yes. Take him to the eye doctor right away. It could be a small bleed, foreign object, or infection.
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Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Exam needed: This could be a subconjunctival hemorrhage from a capillary that leaked. This would be a deep red rather than the pinkish color from conjunctivitis. T ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kalt
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye injury: This needs to be evaluated for internal damage to your eye such as microscopic bleeding, inflammation, high pressure, or a retinal problem. Please see ... Read More
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